Ralf not complaining about performance

Ralf Schumacher thinks Williams should be satisfied with its second position in the Constructors' standings as that was the goal the team set itself at the start of the season. Schumacher said he wasn't unhappy with Williams' or his own...

Ralf Schumacher thinks Williams should be satisfied with its second position in the Constructors' standings as that was the goal the team set itself at the start of the season. Schumacher said he wasn't unhappy with Williams' or his own performance in 2002 but despite that, Ferrari's dominance was still hard to accept.

"Since the second place had been set as our goal for this season, there's no reason for us to be not satisfied," he said on BMW's website. "Ferrari's

Ralf Schumacher.
Photo by BMW PressClub.
dominating position is, however, a bitter pill as people now wonder whether McLaren was only slightly better than we were."

"I've no reason to complain. All in all the season had its ups and downs. On the one hand I did some mistakes, on the other hand technical problems and the fact that the team did some mistakes prevented me from achieving a better ranking. The duel with my team-mate ended more or less in a draw but, in fact, all that is dwarfed by the huge gap to Ferrari."

Schumacher was fourth in the Driver's championship, eight points behind Juan Pablo Montoya. The pair did have a very closely matched season and Williams was 27 points clear of McLaren. But Ferrari managing to score the same amount of points in the Constructors' as the rest of the teams put together (221) is a clear indicator of the Scuderia's performance.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher
Teams Ferrari , McLaren , Williams